Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Moving Crib

The Moving Crib in St. Martin Apostolate (Parnell Square) began 50 years ago.  It is like an expanded Nativity Play going back to Adam and Eve and finishing after the crib scene with  young Jesus teaching the Doctors in the Temple. There are over 100 figures in the Crib arranged in 14 different tableaux. They cover various episodes of the Old and New Testament. The figures themselves are about a metre high, moulded in papier-mache and dressed in miniature clothes. Concealed motors control the movements of the arms, head and legs.  

If you fancy a visit you can see the Moving Crib for free from the last week in November until the first week in January.

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